Here is a spicy margarita recipe that is a little different from many you will find. The Habanero Blood Orange Margarita is nothing short of an interesting drink and it's rather easy to mix up.
The drink celebrates the blood orange, a citrus that is typically in season from December to April. The sweeter citrus is paired in the drink with fresh habanero pepper in a special puree that is easy to make ahead of time. From there, the drink uses a smooth tequila and a preferably homemade sour mix.
The cocktail's finishing touch is a mole rim. La Sandia suggests using a prepared mole to make things easy and they specifically recommend Dona Maria Mexican Mole Sauce. By rimming only half the glass, you can enjoy the option of mole or no mole on each drink, but I think you will like the spicy cocoa accent to the margarita.
- In a glass cocktail shaker, squeeze a lime wedge and add Gran Centenario Azul Tequila, blood orange habanero puree and sour mix.
- Pack with ice and shake vigorously.
- Dip half a cocktail glass rim in mole negro.
- Strain ice and pour into the prepared glass.
*Blood Orange Habanero Syrup
- Reduce at medium-high until thickened into a syrup.
- Remove habanero.
(Recipe from La Sandia in Santa Monica, California)